Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
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8,698 Ratings
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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,698
Reviews:
2,045
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
240
Gots:
2,549
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of stevecee2003
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

APP - poured from a 12oz bottle. Has a nice amber color with a soft but sizable head. Settling into some nice lace on the glass.

SM - For me I can't pick up much in the way of smells. It's my first ever glass of this beer, so maybe I should try again another time.

TASTE - Malts ring through. Perhaps toasted malts? There is also the hint of hops, I assume in hopes of balancing the taste. It doesn't do it for me though. It looks good. All dressed up- but I can't quite belly up to the flavor.

MF - There is a soft clean feel on the tongue.

NOTES: My local beer whisperer led me to try this beer. He says it is wildly popular. That may be. But it will be an occasional brew for me. Something to balance another stronger type.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden amber color, with a finger of off-white head, speckled with orange highlights, that dissolved into a lacing of foam that covered virtually the entire top of the beer in wispy clouds.

Aroma: Very malty and bready. Smells like a bakery. A little sweetness in the nose too. Slight hints of citrus and spice, like orange peel and black pepper.

Taste: Very malty up front, followed by some spice of black pepper, slight hints of clove and coriander, and finished by a good balance of hops. Caramel and honey provide a good sweetness to round out the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. At an ABV of 5.2%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I love this beer!! It’s one of my favorite American beers. Always solid, always flavorful, always good. There’s always some of this in my fridge.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby copper color with a generous two-finger head and decent retention. The aroma lacks the hoppiness typical of American amber ales: it's all sweet malts with a caramel and hard candy profile. It tastes bready with notes of caramel, toasted oats, fruit esters, and the slightest addition of hops for bittering. Goes down smooth with a medium body and good carbonation.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,698 ratings.
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